I hope everyone has been doing well since we last saw each other at TeslaCon 11 "War of the World." It's now time to begin selecting vendors for the next TeslaCon, "Hawthorne Manor." The TeslaCon story will continue with the introduction of the Hawthorne family, a rather strange group of folks who operate a Victorian (Edwardian?) Era funeral home and mortuary. This year's theme will feature muted colors and a creepy vibe; think of The Addams Family original cartoons which were first published in the New Yorker in 1938, and the illustrations of American artist Edward Gorey. We are looking to revitalize our Dealer's Room and introduce our fans to some new vendors with a fresh selection of wares. To expand on this year's eerie feel, we are looking for vendors who offer oddities and curiosities; perhaps a pet Venus flytrap or pinned and preserved butterfly?
If you know of a vendor who may fit the bill, please forward the TeslaCon Dealer Application along to them. As always we will be selecting vendors who offer more traditional steampunk wares, such as jewelry, clothing, leather goods, confections, and tea. We always receive more applications than we have spaces to accommodate, and the categories of women's clothing, jewelry, and leather goods are very competitive. One area that our fans have been asking for more representation in is men's clothing. Please fill out the TeslaCon Dealer's Room application as soon as you possibly can.
Applications will be open until May 15th, with acceptance letters to send via email by May 1st.
We are trying to get those vendors who WANT to be in the hotel to sign up now however. This has to do more with the Marriott's new booking system. *Previous acceptance as a vendor at TeslaCon does not mean automatic acceptance as a vendor to TeslaCon12 "Hawthorne Manor" *Due to recent changes at Marriott Corporate, we cannot guarantee that vendors will be placed in the main hotel. We will do our absolute best to get as many vendors into our room block as we can, and can only offer 1 room per vendor. *There are several hotels in the area with rates that are similar, if not lower than the main hotel, and most offer complimentary breakfast and other amenities that the main hotel does not offer.
Competitive Dealer Categories Women's Clothing Jewelry Leather Goods Seeking Men's Clothing Oddities (pinned insects, bone art, taxidermy)
Deadline for vendors who want a room IN THE MAIN HOTEL is March 30th, 2022.
All federal, state, and local laws governing retail sales tax must be followed. You must understand the rules and regulations and comply. All vendors/artists are responsible for their own taxes, licenses, and permits. (Sales tax is currently 5%) Sales are strictly between the vendor and customer only.
By submitting this application you are agreeing to abide by the vendor rules established for TeslaCon 12.
Send the completed Form to: [email protected] or by USP at: TeslaCon Vendors 7701 Autumn Blaze Trail Deforest, WI 53532